World Bank Podcasts

Spotlight: Fiscal Decentralization and Local Governance in Burundi

Dec. 8, 2014

Following the Arusha Peace Agreement in 2000, which ended the Burundian civil conflict, a decentralization reform emerged as a clear policy objective to improve and encourage state-citizens interactions. In 2005, after the adoption of a new constitution, Burundi began a trans-formative process of decentralization to empower local entities known as communes to bring basic services to Burundi’s entire population. This will increase citizens’ access to education, health care, clean water and better food.

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